By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Jul 29, 2009 at 4:19 PM Photography: Whitney Teska

Mazen Muna, owner of Milwaukee's four Dogg Haus locations and one Burger Joint, is shifting gears a bit with his latest endeavor. The young entrepreneur recently took ownership of Eastbay Hand Car Wash, 1510 N. Van Buren St., and after taking a few weeks to renovate and remodel, plans to reopen as Mazen's Hand Car Wash.

"I will be remodeling the waiting area to include comfortable couches, a plasma TV, complimentary beverages and WiFi. The space is going to be recognizably different, and so will the quality and service. This place has potential, and it is a diamond in the rough," he says.

His offered services include glass repair, full detail jobs, express hand waxes, interior restoration, carpet shampooing, exterior buffing, as well as auto pick-up and delivery. Eventually, he'll feature mobile detailing for cars, boats and motorcycles off site.

It sounds like something of a stretch for a restaurateur, but Muna says his six years of experience detailing cars at Thrifty Car Rental and Alamo Car will serve him well in this venture.

"Cars are my hobby, and this is just a small break from the norm. Also, it is definitely a much needed service, to be able to simply get a car wash, for the downtown market."

Mazen's Hand Car Wash will be open daily.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”